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Wednesday, April 19 "Good Science for Good Politics: Scientific Advice and Policy-making in the European Union"

Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation and former Secretary of State to Portugal

Tuesday, November 15 - "Challenges for the New President"

Bob Perciasepe, President of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Tuesday, October 18 - "Looking Up: How Coalitions of Bottom-Up Organizations are Driving Action for Sustainable Development"

Rachel Kyte, CEO of Sustainable Energy for All and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General

With Panelists:

William Clark, Harvey Brooks Professor of International Science, Public Policy, and Human Development, Harvard Kennedy School

with Jody Freeman and Richard Lazarus, Moderated by Kate Konschnik 

Monday, April 27 – “Driving the Future: Combating Climate Change with Cleaner, Smarter Cars”
Margo Oge, Vice Chairman of the Board of Deltawing Technologies, and former director of the Office of Transportation Air Quality at the US Environmental Protection Agency

October 8, 2014 – "The President's Effort to Combat Climate Change without Congress: What is EPA Proposing to Do and Is It Legal?"

Wednesday, April 30 "Imagining China's Future: Politics, the Economy, and Climate Change"
Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia

Thursday, April 17 "The Long and Winding Road to Clean Energy"
Jeff Bingaman, Distinguished Fellow, Stanford Law School; former US Senator of New Mexico and chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Wednesday, April 9 "China, Development & the World Economy"
Robert Zoellick, Former President, World Bank; Chairman, International Advisors, Goldman Sachs

Wednesday, April 2 "CCS Decade:  Technologies and Projects in the Industrial World"
S. Julio Friedmann, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Clean Coal Program, Office of Fossil Energy, US Department of Energy

Wednesday, March 12 "What Can We Hope to Know About the Future of the Energy System?"
M. Granger Morgan, University and Lord Chair Professor of Engineering; Head and Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, March 11"Challenges to the Sustainability of China's Evolving Growth Model"
Michael Spence, former Dean of FAS; Nobel Laureate in Economics; currently Professor of Economics at New York University

November 13, 2013 "Big Unanswered Questions About Our Energy Future"
John Deutch, Institute Professor, MIT; Co-chair Secretary of Energy Advisor; Former Undersecretary of Energy; Director of Central Intelligence

October 28, 2013 "Debating the Climate Engineering"
A Geoengineering: Science and Governance panel discussion

October 21, 2013 "Europe's Clean Energy Transition 2003-2013: An Irish Perspective"
Eamon Ryan, Party Leader, Irish Green Party; Former Minister for Energy and Communications, Irish Government

May 16, 2013 "Science Serving Society: Reflections on 4 Years in Washington"
Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Valley Professor of Marine Biology and Distinguished Professor of Zoology at Oregon State University and former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

May 1, 2013  "Catalyzing key chemical transformations for renewable, sustainable energy"
Thomas Jaramillo, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

April 30, 2013 "The Well Tempered Planet"
Jonathan Rose, President, Jonathan Rose Companies

April 17, 2013 "Our Shared Destinies Within the Planet’s Boundaries"
Sir David King, Former Chief Scientific Adviser to the British government; currently Director, Cambridge Kaspakas; Senior Science Advisor, UBS; Chancellor, University of Liverpool

April 4, 2012 "The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Modern World"
Daniel Yergin, Author; Executive Vice President and Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates

February 27, 2012"California's Low Carbon Energy Future"
Mary D. Nichols, California Air Resources Board Chairman

November 30, 2011 - "North America's New Age of Energy Abundance: Prudent Oil and Natural Gas Development"
James Hackett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

October 26, 2011 - "Risks and Opportunities of Natural Gas"
Susan Tierney, Managing Principal at Analysis Group and former Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Energy

October 13, 2011 - "The Development of Liquid Fuels from Lignocellulose"
Chris Somerville, Director of the Energy Biosciences Institute; Professor, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley; Visiting Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

April 5, 2011Hurrying History: Can the World Adopt a Fast Path to Low-Carbon Energy?
Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development; Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

March 9, 2011 "Responsible Stewardship of U.S. Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Development"
Michael R. Bromwich, Director, U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement

March 2, 2011 "Energy for the War Fighter"
Sharon Burke, Director of Operation Energy Plans and Programs, U.S. Department of Defense

February 22, 2011"In Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Spill Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling in the U.S."
Cherry A. Murray, Dean, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Member, National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling

February 9, 2011 "World on the Edge"
Lester Brown, Founder and President, The Earth Policy Institute

February 3, 2011 – "Solar's Fit in Energy's Future"
Bruce Sohn, President, First Solar

October 25, 2010 "The Innovation Equation at Tata"
Sunil Sinha, CEO, Tata Quality Management Services, Tata Group

October 20, 2010"Energy Innovation at Scale"
Steven Koonin, Under Secretary for Science, U.S. Department of Energy

April 27, 2010 "The Future of Energy: Five Things We're Excited About"
Marvin Odum, President, Shell Oil Company

March 13, 2010  "Building a Green Energy Economy through Accelerated Innovation"
Kristina Johnson, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

April 2, 2010  "Sustainable Energy—Without the Hot Air"
David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK

November 17, 2009 "America’s Energy Future: Challenges and Opportunities"
Maxine Savitz, Vice President, National Academy of Engineering; retired general manager, Technology Partnerships, Honeywell, Inc.

October 13, 2009 "Promise and Challenges of Renewable Energy"
Michael Skelly, CEO, Clean Line Energy Partners; former head of development, Horizon Wind Energy

September 22, 2009 "Climate Engineering: A Necessary Tool for Managing Climate Risks"
David Keith, Director, Energy and Environmental Systems Group, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Environment, and Economy, University of Calgary

April 9, 2009 "The MPG Illusion"
Richard Larrick, Associate Professor of Management, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

December 3, 2008"Profitable Solutions to Climate, Oil, and Proliferation"
Amory B. Lovins, Cofounder, Chairman and Chief Scientist, the Rocky Mountain Institute

November 19, 2008 "Energy, Security, and the Long War of the 21st Century"
R. James Woolsey, Venture Partner, VantagePoint

November 3, 2008 "Strategic Intelligence in an Age of Nonlinear Risks and Opportunities: The Challenge of Energy and Environmental Security"
Carol Dumaine, Deputy Director for Energy and Environmental Security, Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, U.S. Department of Energy

October 6, 2008"In Pursuit of a Sustainable Energy Future"
John Rowe, Chairman, President, CEO, Exelon Corp

April 21, 2008 "Reclaiming U.S. Leadership on Global Warming"
Edward J. Marke, U.S. Senator for Massachusetts, Democratic party

March 12, 2008 "The Future of Energy"
Anne Lauvergeon, CEO, Areva

February 22, 2008 "Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization"
Lester Brown, President and Founder, The Earth Policy Institute

September 25, 2007 "Geothermal Energy: Harnessing the Fire Inside"
His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of the Republic of Iceland

April 12, 2007 "Transforming Energy Techniques"
Vaclav Smil, Distinguished Professor, University of Manitoba

March 22, 2007"The Uncertainty of Energy Data"
Andrew Gould, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schlumberger Limited

Feburary 5, 2007 – "The Growing Significance of Renewable Energy"
Dan E. Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Lab

January 31, 2007 "The Road to Our Energy Future: A Candid Assessment"
Abdallah S. Jum'ah, President and CEO, Saudi Aramco

December 14, 2006 "Meeting the Energy-Environment Challenge...and How Harvard Can Help"
John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

November 6, 2006 "Green is Green"
Mark Little, Senior Vice President and Director, GE Global Research

April 5, 2006"Stabilization Wedges: Mitigation Tools for the Next Half-Century"
Robert Socolow, Professor, Princeton University; Co-Director, The Carbon Mitigation Initiative, Princeton University

March 23, 2006 – "Fueling the Future: Clean Energy, Climate Security and Sustainable Development"
John Podesta, President, Center for American Progress; Former Chief of Staff to President William J. Clinton

March 8, 2006"Energy Trends and Technologies for the Coming Decades"
Iain Conn, Group Managing Director, The BP Group

February 8, 2006 – "Is Energy's Future Sustainable?"
Matthew Simmons, President, Simmons and Company International; Author of Twilight in the Desert: The Coming of the Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy

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